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  • New faces at OCPD, OCSD

    Dwaine Durrett is the Oldham County Police Department’s newest recruit. 

    OCPD Chief Mike Griffin introduced Durrett to the members of fiscal court at the court’s meeting Tuesday.

    Ed Basquill is the new manager at the Oldham County Sewer District. Rob Nicholas of Veolia Water introduced Basquill at Tuesday’s meeting.

     

  • La Grange man killed in motorcycle crash

    A La Grange man died Saturday after his motorcycle crashed on U.S. 42.

    According to police, Matthew Huberty, 22, of La Grange, wasn’t wearing a helmet when his motorcycle crashed about 5:15 p.m. Saturday at U.S. 42 and Tobacco Road.

    Witnesses told police Huberty was traveling east bound on U.S. 42 when he lost control of his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Sketch released of man suspected in Pewee Valley assault

    A man who allegedly physically and sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman outside a Pewee Valley church in the wee hours of July 11 is still at large. 

    Oldham County Police have released a sketch of the man. The victim describes him as a black man in his mid 20s, about 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds.

    The woman told police she was abducted from The Paddock apartments as she walked from her vehicle to a family member’s apartment around midnight July 11.

  • Property Transfers

    Buckner

    Thorntons Inc. to Oldham County, Kentucky, quitclaim, .09 acres adjacent to Ky. 146, Buckner, FMV $20,000.

    Crestwood

    Terry and Traci Hicks to Lisa and Alan Sawyers, lot 157, Croftboro South, 5808 Montfort Lane, Crestwood, $235,500.

    Russell and Tricia Hosey to Ian and Kerry Smith, lot 6, Lost Valley Estates, 4711 Lost Valley Drive, Crestwood, $236,000.

    Marsha and Randall Haas to Philip and Seanna Bezehertry, lot 79, Arbor Ridge, 6706 Westwind Way, Crestwood, $409,000.

  • Fiscal court changes date, time of two upcoming meetings

    The schedule for two upcoming fiscal court meetings has changed.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court meets regularly at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Fiscal Court Room of the Fiscal Court Building in La Grange. 

    The August fiscal court meetings will be Aug. 4 and Aug. 19. 

    The Sept. 1 fiscal court meeting will begin at 1 p.m., due to a senate transportation committee meeting.

    For information, call 222-9357.

     

  • Shredding event planned

    A shredding event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Officials are also planning a household hazardous waste collection event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the fairgrounds.

  • Pair charged with burglary at Apple Patch

    Police are investigating a burglary at Apple Patch Community in Brownsboro.

    Officers headed to the scene about 2 a.m. July 16 to the scene of a burglary in progress after Oldham County Police received information from La Grange Police.

    At the scene, officers detained a male suspect later identified as Michael K. Rogers, 19, of the 200 block of South Cedar Street, LaGrange.

  • La Grange man killed in motorcycle crash

    A La Grange man died Saturday after his motorcycle crashed on U.S. 42.

    According to police, Matthew Huberty, 22, of La Grange, wasn't wearing a helmet when his motorcycle crashed about 5:15 p.m. Saturday at U.S. 42 and Tobacco Road.

    Witnesses told police Huberty was traveling east bound on U.S. 42 when he lost control of his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

  • Trees at risk

    State officials have issued a quarantine for 20 counties, including Oldham, regulating the transportation of firewood and ash tree products in an effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer.

    The quarantine, announced last week by State Entomologist John Obrycki, “prohibits the movement of all firewood derived from hardwood species, ash nursery stock, green ash logs and any other materials that present a threat of the artificial spread of the emerald ash borer.”

  • The mystery of the purple boxes

    Wondering about those purple boxes hanging from trees throughout the county? Well, they’re like big boxes of fly paper, but instead of trying to catch flies — which they do anyway — they’re designed to catch emerald ash borers. The borers are emerald green beetles that dine on Ash trees until the trees die.